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American politics
Judicial politics
Political economy 

David and Mary Winton Green Professor, Department of Political Science

Professor Clark is a scholar of American politics with an interest in the non-democratic uses and consequences of democratic political institutions. His research and teaching interests are in the political economy of judicial politics, policing and public safety, as well as applied formal theory and statistical methodology.

Clark has published three books, including the co-authored Judicial Decision-Making: A Coursebook (West Academic, 2020), The Supreme Court: An Analytic History of Constitutional Decision Making (Cambridge, 2019), and The Limits of Judicial Independence (Cambridge, 2011). His work has appeared in a number of leading political science journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Clark was the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Political Science at Emory University. He received his PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 2008. 

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